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Malware numbers just keep growing

For all its efforts to protect citizen privacy, the revelation that the passwords of many Australian Tax Office (ATO) business customers had been stored in plain text highlighted the persistent ability of human error – in this case, at an ATO subcontractor with data stored external to the organisation – to compromise security measures.

David Braue | 20 Jun | Read more

10 scary facts about Bitcoin

Bitcoin's trajectory over the past few years is nothing short of impressive. A peer-to-peer alternative currency whose creator remains anonymous five years later, Bitcoin sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.

Colin Neagle | 07 Jun | Read more

Location security, app bundling helping St John of God manage mobility

With the 2015 completion of its $430m Midland Public and Private Hospitals on the horizon, Perth-based St John of God Health Care is repackaging hundreds of corporate applications and adding location-based intelligence to its device management to maintain consistent security controls over information no matter where its mobile users are located.

David Braue | 12 Jun | Read more

CSO Roundtable : Effective Mobile Security

Although BYOD security gets the headlines, IT managers find issues like device management, scope management and support just as challenging. At the recent CSO Australia Mobile Security roundtable, held at AusCERT, 21 guests thrashed out their experiences and concerns.

Richard Chirgwin | 07 Jun | Read more

The week in security: AusCERT 2013 dominates Cyber Security Awareness Week

The AusCERT 2013 security conference, which coincides with the government-sponsored <a href="http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/awareness_week">National Cyber Security Awareness Week (NCSAW)</a>, dominated the news during the week, and the CSO Australia team was there in full force to hear the latest from industry experts from across Australia around the world.

David Braue | 27 May | Read more

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